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Captain dEwell27 Dec 2016 4:33 a.m. PST

"…forces loyal to the King have captured London's main airport, at Croydon, from Socialist elements based in south London".

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Great buildings to consider using for the Battle of London Airport 1938. With all due respect to Byairclassique.com and link – and Croydonist.


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Tarleton27 Dec 2016 5:54 a.m. PST

Very nice indeed sir!

Impressive. 20mm, 1/72?

Captain dEwell27 Dec 2016 6:23 a.m. PST

Designed to suit 1/72nd scale models this A3 sized backdrop is carefully designed from original photographs depicts early Croydon Airport, circa 1925. Other backdrops will include the Control tower variations of the very first Croydon aerodrome.

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Londonplod27 Dec 2016 12:07 p.m. PST

l drove past it yesterday, it seemed very quiet to me!

John Treadaway27 Dec 2016 3:48 p.m. PST

I used to go to school on the airfield (as in my school was built on the old airfield after Croydon closed).

I know time moves on and all that but in some ways I'd rather it was still an aerodrome than what it is (school/industrial estate/Costco etc).

Nice model btw

John T

Captain dEwell28 Dec 2016 3:08 a.m. PST

Thanks John T, progress, I guess?

Croydon Airport was London's premier airport until Heathrow stepped up and claimed that title, post-war.

As a VBCW objective, its importance is clear. These models show the appearance of the main buildings during the 1920s and 1930s.

Happy New Year

John Treadaway28 Dec 2016 2:36 p.m. PST

I know, I know… there's just a part of me that's terribly old fashioned, I guess!

John T

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